Why Do Mice Come in Your Home in the Summer?

Mice in the HouseThere are many homeowners who believe that mice will only invade their houses during the winter. So they are surprised when they see a mouse scurrying across their kitchen floor in July or August. But the truth is that mice can and will come into your home at any time of the year, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. Mice are after food, water, and shelter at all times, and that includes during the summer months. They are known for being invasive and they don’t discriminate when it comes to invading your home.

There are several reasons why you might find mice in your home during the summer. One is that you might already have mice located in a warmer part of your home that have relocated to a lower level. For example, there are some mice who will build nests in an attic during the wintertime and go undetected. They will then relocate to the first floor or even the basement once it starts to get hot out since the attic will quickly become too uncomfortable for them to survive.

There are also mice that will move right outside of your home to try and find cooler temperatures while still staying close enough to your home to come back in to get food, water, and shelter whenever they need it. These mice will often find their way into shrubs, mulch beds, and other areas right outside your front door. They will then find ways to get into your home whenever they are tired of being outside. It’s why it shouldn’t come as a huge shock when you see a mouse in your house in the summer.

Don’t let your guard down simply because summer is finally here. If you suspect that you might have a problem with mice, let Comfort Pest Control deal with it immediately. We can inspect the inside and outside of your home and find ways to eliminate mice from your property. Call us at 716-366-2120 today to set up a consultation with one of our pest control specialists.